I remember years ago attending a writing conference where one of the attendees had just returned from the Guideposts Writers Workshop. She wasn’t one of the speakers, but everyone swarmed around her, wanting to hear her story, how she got picked to attend, and what she learned while she was there. I was fascinated as she told her simple story about a bird on her porch that she used to share a life truth. That’s what Guideposts is all about – the art of inspirational storytelling. Now, everyone can learn the art thanks to the new Guideposts video writing course.

“How To Tell A Great Story” is a two-hour class designed to teach you how to write your own story. Master storytellers from Guideposts teach you how to make your story compelling and entertaining, following a formula that has worked at Guideposts for over 70 years. You take the course at your own pace and you can repeat the modules as many times as you would like.

Even though the course is geared for magazine writing, it’s really much more. I found the advice and techniques could easily apply to other forms of writing as well as speaking.

The videos are professionally done and remind me of the MasterClass series. They’re brief and to the point, jumping right into the nuggets of information without promotional filler. Each lesson is eight to fifteen minutes and includes a mastery quiz at the end. I thought I’d test my knowledge and see if I could pass the quizzes without first doing the lesson. I couldn’t. But the quizzes made me want to go back and learn the information so I could try again. And the great thing is that the class doesn’t expire, so you can come back to it over and over and refresh your learning.

You can’t beat the price. At $24.99 “How To Tell A Great Story” is a great deal. It even comes with a 30-day Money Back Guarantee. 

If you’re still not sure, click HERE to read what others have to say. 

Disclosure: I received a free enrollment in the Guideposts Writing Course in exchange for an honest review. Opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture. “God is the Master Storyteller,” says Sharon. “I love helping women see how God is always at work behind the scenes laying the foundation for the glorious future He has in store for us.” Sharon is a firm believer in the power of prayer and has many stories to share of God working in miraculous ways in her own life as well as those around her. She’s passionate about teaching women how to pray and loves engaging with women in personal prayer. Wherever she goes, she finds herself surrounded by women in need of prayer, and she considers it an honor to pray with women whether they’re friends, family, or complete strangers. Sharon has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with women of the Bible and loves applying the biblical stories to modern situations. She teaches a Women Through the Bible study at her church, applying the S.O.A.P. method of scripture study. She especially enjoys delving into lesser known women and discovering encouraging truths for women of today. She recently launched a new podcast where she works her way through the Bible sharing the stories of All God’s Women.


  1. Thank you so much for this post! I have been going back and forth on whether I should take the online course with Guideposts. After reading your article and reading the reviews I am convinced that this is a wonderful course, and the price is unbelievable!!! Thank you so much Sharon, I can’t wait to get started!


    1. Kaylynn, I know what you mean. So many courses just aren’t worth the cost, but this one has value. They know what they’re talking about it and they explain it succinctly and easy to understand. I’d love to hear your thoughts after you take it.

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